Last canadian team to win the Stanley Cup

Canadian hockey fans have been eagerly waiting for one of their beloved teams to bring the Stanley Cup back home.

The Great White North, a nation synonymous with the sport, has endured a 31-year drought since the Montreal Canadiens last hoisted the coveted trophy in 1993.

Now, the Edmonton Oilers find themselves on the brink of history, battling the Florida Panthers in the 2024 Stanley Cup Final. Can they be the ones to end the drought and bring glory back to Canada?

A Rich History of Canadian Champions

Canadian teams have a storied history of Stanley Cup victories, with the Montreal Canadiens leading the pack with an impressive 23 championships.

The Toronto Maple Leafs follow closely behind with 13 titles, while the Edmonton Oilers have claimed the Cup five times. The Calgary Flames round out the list of Canadian champions with one victory in 1989.

However, the last time each of these teams tasted victory feels like a distant memory:

TeamLast Stanley Cup Win
Montreal Canadiens1993
Toronto Maple Leafs1967
Edmonton Oilers1990
Calgary Flames1989

Close, But No Cigar

In recent years, several Canadian teams have come tantalizingly close to ending the drought, only to fall short at the final hurdle.

The Vancouver Canucks reached the Stanley Cup Final in 1994 and 2011, but they couldn’t quite get over the hump, losing to the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins, respectively.

The Ottawa Senators also had their shot at glory in 2007, but they were defeated by the Anaheim Ducks in five games.

Perhaps the most heartbreaking near-miss came in 2004 when the Calgary Flames pushed the Tampa Bay Lightning to seven games in the Final. With the series tied 3-3, Game 7 went into double overtime before the Lightning finally emerged victorious, crushing the dreams of Flames fans everywhere.

The Oilers’ Quest for Glory

Now, in 2024, the Edmonton Oilers find themselves just four wins away from ending Canada’s Stanley Cup drought. Led by the dynamic duo of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, the Oilers have been a force to be reckoned with throughout the playoffs.

Edmonton last won the Cup in 1990, when they defeated the Boston Bruins in five games. That team, featuring legends like Mark Messier and Jari Kurri, capped off a dynasty that saw Edmonton win five titles in seven years.

Edmonton Oilers playoff history

Can the current Oilers squad follow in the footsteps of their illustrious predecessors? Only time will tell. But one thing is certain: all of Canada will be watching with bated breath, hoping that this is the year when the Stanley Cup finally comes home.

As the series against the Panthers unfolds, Oilers fans are daring to dream. With each passing game, the anticipation grows. Could this be the moment when Connor McDavid and company etch their names into hockey history? Will Edmonton be the team to end the 31-year drought and bring the Cup back to Canada?

The stage is set, and the hockey world is watching. It’s time for the Edmonton Oilers to seize their moment and make their country proud. After all, it’s been far too long since a Canadian team last won the Stanley Cup.